7-month-old found inside stolen vehicle in west Houston, HPD says

The mother told police that she had left her vehicle running with her child inside when the car was stolen
The mother told police that she had left her vehicle running with her child inside when the car was stolen

HOUSTON – Authorities are investigating after a 7-month-old child was found inside of a stolen vehicle in west Houston.

Houston police said they recovered the child from the vehicle, which was located in the 19800 block of Meadowglen Lane, around 8 p.m.

Investigators said the mother’s vehicle was stolen when she left her car running with the child inside as she went into her apartment.

Officers said they began searching the area after the mother called them. The vehicle was found in the middle of the road with the door open by a nearby apartment complex, investigators said.

Police said the child is okay.